Far from denouncing all of us, Trevor Roper championed the study of the Scottish Enlightenment. Nor, I think, was there a significant row (as Dryburgh alleges) about his calling the United Kingdom “England” to annoy Scots.
The key dispute was, in fact, because Trevor Roper used the expression “Scotch”: just as philosopher Hume, historian Robertson and economist Adam Smith had done.
Trevor Roper correctly predicted that devolution would lead to animosity between Scotland and England; he received hate mail for his pains, and he reviewed the then nationalist historical output as including “a great deal of intemperate personal abuse” .
Thus it is; to add to the terrors of death, we have now the peril of misinformed nationalist condemnations until the crack of doom itself…